PIA16738: Outbound Near-Earth Asteroid, as Seen from Spain
 Target Name:  Asteroid
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Astronomical Observatory of Mallorca 
 Instrument:  La Sagra Sky Survey 
 Product Size:  880 x 717 pixels (w x h)
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA16738.tif (631.8 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA16738.jpg (38.38 kB)

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This set of images from the La Sagra Sky Survey, operated by the Astronomical Observatory of Mallorca in Spain, shows the passage of asteroid 2012 DA14 shortly after its closest -- and safe -- approach to Earth. The images were taken around 12:59 p.m. PST (3:59 p.m. EST, or 20:59 UTC) on Feb. 15, 2013.

The images have been sped up 10 times.

In the last set of images, the fainter object that passes near the top of the field of view is a satellite or another asteroid.

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Courtesy of La Sagra Sky Survey

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